After getting fired from Vanderpump Rules, many wondered how Stassi Schroeder would recover. This reality television star had been on the show for almost 10 years and had mostly made her name on it. But what is Stassi Schroeder net worth value and is she in danger of starving? Understanding her current value and her potential career moves can help fans understand more about this celebrity.
Stassi Schroeder Net Worth
Currently, Stassi Schroeder is believed to have a net worth of about $2 million. This money comes from her lengthy career as a reality television star, writer, model, and actress. Most of it likely comes from Vanderpump Rules than any other source. Though she had been on several shows before Vanderpump Rules, it was here that she earned most of her success and a majority of her net worth.
Schroeder earned about $25,000 per episode during her stint on this show and was still making good money for it in 2020 when she and cast members, Kristen Doute, were fired unexpectedly. This firing centered on an unfortunate incident in which Schroeder and Doute called the police on their costar, Faith Stowers, for a crime she didn't commit. This incident occurred in 2018, when the Schroeder and Doute (both white) called the police on Flowers, who is black.
Unfortunately, this incident was just the latest in a series of questionable comment Schroeder had made about race and racial relations. While she wasn't known to use racial slurs, she said questionable things about how African Americans are perceived in the media. These comments were heavily criticized at the time. Since her firing, Schroeder had vowed to change her attitude and become a better person.
For Schroeder, this firing led to a domino-effect on her life that cost her to be dropped by her agency, United Talent Agency, and the public relations firm, Metro Public Relations. Many brands that partnered with her for her podcast have also left her. While Schroeder vows to bounce back from these setbacks, it is going to be hard for her to rebuild her reputation.
Breaking Down Stassi Schroder's Career
Stassi Schroeder was born in 1988 in New Orleans and started taking acting classes when she was just 11 years old. Later, she earned an English Writing degree from Loyola Marymount University and started investigating unique ways to make money. The reality television boom of the late 90s and early 00s caught her attention, and she tried out and got a part in The Amazing Race in 2005.
She and her family finished seventh on the show, which fueled her bug for reality television. Three years later, she joined Queen Bees and appeared on seven episodes of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” between 2012 and 2014. Her biggest success was yet to come when Lisa Vanderpump, owner of Villa Blanca and SUR, cast Stassi on Vanderpump Rules in 2013.
Schroeder was already working at the restaurant when the show started and stayed on for three years before trying to find success in New York City. Eventually, she came back to the show and stayed until her 2020 firing. Schroeder was known for her open personality and her humor, though she had already made some questionable comments on the show before her firing.
Being the Villain
Schroeder was known as a “villain” in Vanderpump Rules for her brash personality. Many fans loved her for this role and helped make her a quick star. Though she and others on the show weren't making a lot of money early in its development period, its quick and continual success helped her earn at least $600,000 per year from the show.
During her time on this show, Stassi appeared in several publications as a model. A naturally beautiful woman, she appeared in US Weekly, Glamour, and Italian Vanity Far, among others. Later, she went on to start a clothing line and a necklace line. These lines found some success, though most of her money still came from her appearances on Vanderpump Rules.
Her Film and Podcast Career
Schroeder has converted her realty show success into a few appearances on film, television, and podcasts. Her first movie role was in the infamous “so bad it's good” film series, “Sharknado.” She appeared in the fourth movie of this series, which continued its ludicrous and unbelievable plots. Later, Stassi went on to appear in Hashtaggers, Summer House for two seasons, and Ex-Housewife.
However, Schroeder's “Bassically Stassi” web series on Bravo got some traction, as did her podcast, The Good, The Bad, and the Baby. Schroeder and her husband, Beau Clark, ran this series to talk about their baby and raising a young child. Her legendarily “bitchy” personality was apparent in all her roles. Schroeder embraced this villainous personality and even published a book, “Next Level Basic: The Definite Basic Bitch Handbook” playing off the media's perspective of her personality.
Schroeder also got a book deal with Simon and Schuster and published “Definite Basic B*tch Handbook to Surviving Rock Bottom” that highlighted her struggles after her pregnancy and her firing. In it, she candidly addresses her racial comments and apologizes for them, claiming that she is working on improving her perception and understanding of these complex realities.
Where She May Go From Here
While her firing from Vanderpump Rules did negatively affect her career, Stassi Schroeder has continually worked to find ways to improve her life. Though her wine company, The Witches of Weho, went under when Nocking Point cut ties with her and her co-star Kristen Doute, she has continued to try to make amends. Recently, she spoke out about her experiences after losing her job and her willingness to make amends for her past behaviors. These actions have helped her restore some goodwill in the industry, though there are others who doubt her sincerity.
As a result, she is attempting to slowly rebuild some of her reputation and regain advertisers and potential acting gigs by apologizing for how she behaved in the past. In a podcast discussion, she highlighted how challenging her pregnancy was for her at the time. She had to quit Xanax, a powerful anti-depressant, her nicotine vape, and drinking alcohol all to ensure that her baby was healthy. These changes caused her to act out against others, she claimed, and made her a difficult and mean person.
Casting a Critical Eye
This type of apology is nothing new from Schroeder. In 2017 at the height of the me too movement, she cast a critical eye on many women making sexual assault claims. In her podcast, she claimed that a “male witch hunt” was occurring and damaging the careers of many people. She doubted that many of the people making claims of sexual assault were truly assaulted or had misled the media about what happened.
Her comments caused widespread backlash from fans and the media that forced an apology. Many advertisers, including Rent the Runway and Simple Contacts, spoke out against her comments and ended their contracts with her. Schroeder bounced back from these claims and stayed with Vanderpump Rules for another three years after. Only time will tell if her net worth deteriorates or if her fan base is willing to forgive her again.
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